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World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972 to encourage global action on behalf of the environment. A primary objective of this event is to personalize environmental issues and help people realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
World Environment Day marks the beginning of Canadian Environment Week-June 5 to June 11. In addition to World Environment Day this week-long celebration includes Clean Air Day and World Oceans Day, both taking place on Wednesday, June 8. In keeping with the UN’s 2011 focus on forest ecosystems, the theme of Canadian Environment Week is ‘Preserving our Forests, Protecting our Future’.
Canadian Environment Week provides many wonderful opportunities for teachers and students to investigate important environmental issues and bring about positive changes within their own communities.
Resources 4 Rethinking encourages students and teachers to participate in the Canadian Environment Week. The Top R4R Picks (above) will connect you to some excellent resources to support these efforts.